EmSculpt vs CoolSculpting

by in Body Lab, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, Emsculpt NEO July 31, 2021

Emsculpt vs CoolSculpting; which one is best? How do you choose? While they are both body contouring treatments, they are completely different. Before you choose, you need to understand the differences.

Body Contouring

Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are two of the most popular body sculpting treatments available. However, patients are often confused about which treatment they need. Body contouring is a wildly popular procedure due in large part to the non-invasive nature of the treatments. No surgery, no incisions, no scars, or recovery time. Who wouldn’t want to destroy fat and look and feel better?

Emsculpt vs CoolSculpting | Results

Coolsculpting is noninvasive and uses cold to freeze and destroy fat in the abdomen, thighs, arms, and chin. Typically, patients need 1-2 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Emsculpt is an FDA approved procedure that eliminates fat and builds muscle at the same time. It is the only non-surgical body contouring system that targets and strengthens muscle. This is important because muscle is a key factor in creating a toned and defined physique. Emsculpt is also the world’s first ever non-invasive butt lift.EmSculpt vs CoolSculpting

Procedure Comfort Levels

CoolSculpting uses curved applicators that adhere to the skin and freeze the fat cells. Treatment is non-invasive and most patients consider is comfortable, but some do experience tingling, stinging, burning, numbness, and a tugging sensation during the procedure.

Alternatively, EmSculpt uses a paddle-shaped applicator to stimulate intense muscle contractions. This increases fat metabolism and strengthens muscles. Patients do not feel much during the procedure but may experience mild muscle soreness after.

Length of Procedures

Each CoolSculpting cycle lasts between 35-60 minutes. Depending on your case, you may need multiple cycles for a treatment area.

Emsculpt takes around 30 minutes to target fat and enhance muscle, essentially two treatments at once. Plus, you can treat both buttocks in once session.

Downtime and Side Effects

Both treatments are non-surgical and have little to no downtime. However, patients may experience redness, bruising, or numbness after CoolSculpting. These effects normally go away on their own in a few days.

On the other hand, Emsculpt does not have any reported side effects other than muscle soreness which is said to be similar to an intense ab or glute workout. This soreness can last for one to two days.

With both treatments, patients are free to resume normal activities following the treatment.

EmSculpt vs Coolsculpting

The bottom line is that both treatments are great and work well for many people. If you are only looking to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting might be right for you. But if you want to burn fat and build muscle at the same time, Emsculpt is the way to go. There are many advantages to both treatments. To learn more about which one is best for you, contact Reston Dermatology today!


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